MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez claims victory and the 2019 title in Thailand

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) finished on top after a splendid scrap with Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Petronas SRT) to collect his ninth win of the year and put the seal on his eighth world crown – his sixth at MotoGPTM level. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) was third as Michelin tyres contributed to a grand slam of new records (fastest lap, fastest race lap, top speed and race duration) thanks to its MICHELIN Power Slick range which proved a perfect match for the challenge of Buriram.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez claims unchallenged win at Aragon

The 2019 Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragon – Round 14 of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) by a margin of almost five seconds over Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) was third. Márquez could settle this year’s title chase in Thailand in two weeks’ time. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez scores 50th win at Brno

The Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky – Round 10 of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship – saw Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) claim the 50th premier-class win of his career. The Spaniard was joined on the Brno podium by Andrea Dovizioso (2nd, Ducati Team) and Jack Miller (3rd, Pramac Racing). Márquez is now 63 points clear at the top of the provisional Riders’ standings.

 

The start of the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky was delayed by 35 minutes after a shower swept over the circuit following the Moto2 race. The race was shortened from 21 to 20 laps and, for the first time this season, was declared ‘wet’.

Despite some lingering damp patches, all the riders opted for MICHELIN Power Slicks for the second start which saw Márquez defend his first place on the grid which he had earned the previous afternoon thanks to a spectacular pole-winning lap on slick tyres in drying conditions.

Meanwhile, Dovizioso leapt from fourth to second place, as Miller, Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) tucked in behind.

Lapping on hard and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, Márquez upped his pace for the second half of the grand prix to take the flag 2.452 seconds clear of Dovizioso (medium/soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear). The performance and consistency of his Michelin tyres allowed the Honda star to post fast, consistent lap times en route to his sixth win of the season, his 50th at MotoGPTM level. Only Rossi (89), Giacomo Agostini (68) and Mick Doohan (54) have notched up a superior tally.

The fierce fight between Miller (same tyre choice as Márquez ) and Rins for third place played out in favour of the former who secured his footing on the podium two laps from home.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and Rossi were fourth and fifth, while Fabio Quatararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT), Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team), Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) and Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) rounded out the day’s top 10.

The short shower that fell prior to the start made tyre choices complex but the decision to postpone the start by 35 minutes allowed everyone to fit MICHELIN Power Slicks, with most of the riders opting for a combination of medium and soft tyres front and rear.

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Today’s result has extended Márquez’s lead in the championship to 63 and 83 points respectively over Dovizioso and Petrucci.

Next round: myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Austria (August 9-11).

FIA WRC

Tänak wins in Wales

The 2019 Wales Rally GB – Round 12 of the FIA World Rally Championship – was won by Toyota/Michelin’s Ott Tänak, ahead of Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin). The all-new Michelin Latitude Cross S70 helped Kalle Rovanperä to claim the WRC2 Pro spoils and clinch the class’s title.

FIA WEC

Seventh heaven for Toyota/Michelin at Fuji

Seven is a lucky number in Japan. It is also the number of times Toyota/Michelin has won its home round – the 6 Hours of Fuji – since the FIA World Endurance Championship’s creation in 2012. This year’s victory went to the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley, chased by the N°7 sister car of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. Michelin came first in all four classes thanks to the N°29 Oreca07-Gibson in LMP2, and the N°95 and N°90 Aston Martins in LMGTE Pro and Am.

MotoGP™ - PTT Thailand Grand Prix - Racecard

Michelin Motorsport heads to Thailand and Buriram for the for the first of four flyaway races over the next five weeks.Click on the photo to get our racecard.

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FIA WRC - Wales Rally GB - Racecard

All you need to know abour the Wales Rally GB. Click on the photo to get the racecard.

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